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NGI Mapping Tools

As NGI research efforts progress, spatial data and information can be explored through this gateway for a more in-depth look at ongoing projects for the Northern Gulf Institute.

NGI Watershed GIS Base Map

Online GIS for the Northern Gulf Institute core study area drainage basin. The GIS is built around the NOAA Coastal Assessment Framework (CAF) and other data from NOAA's Coastal Geospatial Data Project

AGAVE-A Google Earth Automated Visualization Environment

Users can select which data sets, variables, and visualization techniques they would like included in their KML. After selecting Build KML, the system generates their custom KML file which is previewed in Google Maps and can be loaded into Google Earth.
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Access to raster oceanographic data, including Global and Gulf American and Caribbean NCOM data from NAVO, MODIS Level 3 and Level 4 physical and biological oceanographic data from NRL and MODAS sea surface temperature and sea surface heights.

Subaquatic Vegetation Site [EDAC]

Data showing the location of Subaquatic Vegetation is available as PDF maps, shapefiles (with FGDC metadata) and KML files for use in Google Earth applications.

Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Site [EDAC]

GIS data for Fisheries Habitats and Managed Areas are available in a variety of formats. Maps are available as PDF files. Shapefiles (with FGDC metadata) and KML files for use with Google Earth are also available for some data.

Watershed Site [EDAC]

GIS data outlining the watershed areas that feed into an area of the northern Gulf of Mexico east of the Sabine River and west of the Suwanee River. Watershed information is available as a PDF map, KML files, and shapefiles with associated metadata.